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Police release name of schoolgirl who died in Doncaster collision

The 11-year-old girl who died after being involved in a road traffic collision has been named by police as Ella Smith.

Ella Smith

The incident took place at around 4.30pm on Thursday, 19 February in Bentley, Doncaster.

Ella was involved in a collision with a Citroen C3 on Watch House Lane at the junction with Broughton Avenue.

She was taken to hospital but later died.

Eleven-year-old dies in Doncaster collision

An 11-year-old girl has died following a collision in Bentley, Doncaster, yesterday afternoon.

An 11-year-old girl has died following a collision in Bentley, Doncaster, yesterday afternoon.

Police say that a Citroen C3 and the girl were involved in a collision on Watch House Lane at the junction with Broughton Avenue just after 4.30pm.

She was taken to hospital but died.

Officers are asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact them.


Witnesses sought after attempted robbery of 79-year old woman

Police in Doncaster are appealing for witnesses after a 79-year old woman was robbed in Doncaster.

The woman is believed to have heard a knock on the back door. As she went to open it, she was knocked to the ground by an unknown man.

It is alleged that he threatened the woman with a hammer, before demanding money and jewellery. He then left empty handed, in the direction of Tennyson Avenue, Sprotborough.

The 79-year-old woman was uninjured during the incident.

The man is described as white, in his thirties of skinny build. He is thought to have very short hair, possibly bald, and was wearing a navy jacket and grey trousers and was carrying a hammer.

Doncaster GP calls for politicians to stop 'playing games' with nation's health

A Doncaster GP is calling on politicians to 'stop playing games' with the nation's health in the run up to the general election.

Dr. Dean Eggitt is a GP at Cantley, near Doncaster. Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Dr Dean Eggitt's call comes on the day the British Medical Association has launched a campaign called "No More Games". Dr Eggitt says patients are suffering because of instability in surgeries caused by too much paperwork, box-ticking exercises for the government and a shortage of GPs.

South Yorkshire is the third worst area in the UK in terms of recruitment.

Dr Eggitt said it is because medical students no longer see the job as attractive because of too much political interference.

Man charged with sexual offences against boys in Doncaster

A man from Doncaster has been charged in connection with alleged sexual offences committed against eight boys.

59-year-old David Jamfrey from Scawthorpe, Doncaster has been charged with 23 offences of sexual activity with a child and inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.

He will appear before magistrates in Doncaster tomorrow.

The offences are alleged to have taken place in Doncaster between January and May 2014 and involve boys between the ages of eight and 15-years-old.

Over £30,000 in stolen goods recovered after Doncaster raids

Today officers made 13 arrests as they carried out raids across Doncaster in an attempt to bring to justice those they believe are responsible for a mini crimewave in the town.

For the past nine months, the force has been tracking stolen property from iPads and flatscreen TVs to top-of-the-range bikes.

David Hirst watched the operation unfold:


Thirteen arrested during police raids

Thirteen people have been arrested in Doncaster as police raided various addresses as part of an investigation into burglaries and robberies.

More than £30,000 in stolen property including aptops, iPads, iPhones, bikes, flat screen TVs and digital cameras was recovered.

The raids this morning began at 7.30am and police arrested 12 men, aged between 29 and 37 and one woman aged 40.

All 13 people are currently in police custody and will be interviewed by officers.

Serious Acquisitive Crime can cause extreme distress to the victims, one example being burglary, which is an incredibly intrusive crime that can leave people afraid to be in their own homes, frightened and vulnerable. However, it is not only the victims who suffer, those who live in an area where the crime is committed can also feel unsafe and uneasy going about their daily business. We are not prepared to accept this for our residents in Doncaster and we launched Operation Deal to try and reduce the number of crimes committed and find those responsible. Extra police patrols will be conducted in the areas where the arrests have been made to reassure residents and provide assistance and advice. Today has been a great success, however I would encourage anyone with information or any concerns to please contact the police on 101.

– DCI Craig Robinson

Police make twelve arrests in raids

South Yorkshire Police have made 12 arrests so far during a series of raids early today at properties in Doncaster as part of an investigation in to the theft of thousands of pounds worth of tech equipment.

South Yorkshire Police have made 12 arrests so far during a series of raids early today at properties in Doncaster

It is part of a crackdown on thieves who are making money out of other people's misery.

Officers say they have recovered £20,000 of stolen items, including iPhones, iPads, bikes, flatscreen TVs and digital cameras.

Labour announces plans to increase paternity leave

The Labour leader and Doncaster North MP Ed Miliband has today announced plans to increase paternity leave and pay should his party come to power in May's election. The proposals though have been met with criticism from small businesses, who say it would only add to the financial burden many are already facing. But Mr Miliband has defended his plans. insisting the changes are necessary. Here's Martin Fisher

Couple threatened and held in 'horrifying' Doncaster burglarly

Police are appealing for information after a couple were threatened and held while there house was ransacked and burgled in Doncaster.

Couple threatened and held while home is ransacked Credit: ITV Yorkshire

It happened on the evening of Friday February 6, 2015 when a number of masked men forced their way into the house in Oakwood Drive in the Branton area of the town.

A 49-year-old woman was threatened by the men armed with a knife and bat and held in a room while the house was ransacked.

During the burglarly, the woman's husband who also lives at the house came home. He was also held by the group while they stole jewellery and money.

The men then escaped in the couple's Peaugot 206 convertible car. It was later found burned out in Green Balk area of Dalton.

"This was a horrifying and calculated burglarly that has left the victims shaken and scared.

Thankfully nobody was injured during the incident but it is imperative we identify and locate the group responsible for this attack."

– Temporary Det Sergeant Andy Knowles, Doncaster CID
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